News for Sep. 18, 2006
Visual-effects expert recounts his experiences with 'King Kong' film
9/18/06, 2:41 pm EST - Xoanon
White outlined the various programs and strategies he and his team employed not only to create the giant beast Kong and his habitat, Skull Island, but to complete the unprecedented re-creation of New York City circa 1933.
Perhaps the huge scale of the project was the inspiration for one of the pieces of software White's team designed, "Massive." Most of the people going about their lives in the background of "King Kong," White explained, are actually what he termed "Massive" agents -- artificial-intelligence units programmed to have "brains" so that they can actually see, hear and react to things in a realistic manner. [More]